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Title: Application of GIS as an assessment and planning tool for smallholder irrigation market development : a case study from the West African Sahel
Authors: Magistro, John
Bassolé, Andre
Weight, Elizabeth
Keywords: SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION
POVERTY REDUCTION
SMALLHOLDER MARKET DEVELOPMENT
AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT
HORTICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT
ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY
WEST AFRICAN SAHEL
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
PROJECT DESIGN
AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT
WATER MANAGEMENT
SMALLHOLDERS
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
ACCESS TO MARKETS
SAHEL
Date: 2007
Abstract: This article outlines a regional-scale assessment methodology using geographic information systems (GIS) as a source of value-added information to identify and prioritize areas within Africa where an irrigation and market-based poverty alleviation model could potentially be applied to benefit poor, small-scale farmers. This assessment methodology, Poverty Reduction through Irrigation and Smallholder Markets (PRISM), is being piloted by a US-based private voluntary organization to assist development organizations to better target and identify smallholder communities for pro-poor market-led interventions that will ultimately boost farm income and move large numbers of the rural poor out of poverty. The Sahel region of West Africa is presented as a case study for the piloting of a GIS scoping methodology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43773
Project Number: 101781
Project Title: Smallholder Market Integration in Africa
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